“Why are these people who are not even from Iraq protesting against these elections?” Because Hizb-ut-Tahrir wants to see Sharia instituted in Iraq — and everywhere else. Since it see Sharia as the law of Allah, it will never accept democracy in its place.
From the BBC, with thanks to Granny Weatherwax:
Iraqis have clashed with demonstrators against the election outside a polling station in Manchester.
About 200 demonstrators were chased by another group who burned their flags, while other Iraqis clashed with police….
The demonstrators were from Hizb-ut-Tahrir – an Islamic group which is against the elections in Iraq.
David Kahrmann, from the Iraq Election Team, said the protesters “were not even Iraqis”.
“The Iraqi community here were saying, ‘Why are these people who are not even from Iraq protesting against these elections?’,” he said.
Dr Abdul Wahid, of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, said his demonstrators had begun walking away from the scene after election organisers said they were worried their presence could prove trouble.